Re: [GLLUG] Internet Utopias Survey

2019-11-22 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 22 November 2019 16:57:20 GMT Christian Fuchs via GLLUG wrote: > Hello, > > As part of an AHRC research network, I conduct a survey about > Internet/media utopias. > > In the time of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and fake news, we > experience a crisis of Internet platforms. Many

Re: [GLLUG] Internet Utopias Survey

2019-11-22 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 22 November 2019 19:51:16 GMT John Winters via GLLUG wrote: > > That rings a few bells. I've written some FOSS software for schools, > but in my experience of dealing with school IT people their knowledge of > IT is generally slight to non-existent. To make matters worse, there >

[GLLUG] Downside of FTTP

2019-12-04 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, Someone has posted a message on a local forum that his Redcare link to ADT was cut without any warning from BT when he was re-connected by FTTP. ADT have offered an upgrade for £1,711. -- -- Chris Bell Website http://chrisbell.org.uk -- GLLUG mailing list GLLUG@mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [GLLUG] Downside of FTTP

2019-12-04 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:07:25 GMT you wrote: > On Wed, 4 Dec 2019, 15:50 Chris Bell via GLLUG, > > wrote: > > Hello, > > Someone has posted a message on a local forum that his Redcare link to ADT > > was > > cut without any warning from BT when he was r

Re: [GLLUG] DNS registrars and hosting services

2019-10-21 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Sunday, 20 October 2019 07:30:49 BST John Winters via GLLUG wrote: > On 19/10/2019 23:04, Jan Henkins via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello All, > > > > I would like to ask the list: Which of these do you use and/or recommend? > > > > * Domain Registrar > > Mythic Beasts > > > * DNS hosting provider >

Re: [GLLUG] Want to learn PoE

2019-10-24 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Thursday, 24 October 2019 09:31:25 BST nickmount91 via GLLUG wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I have some Cisco CP-7911G VoIP Phones that I want to use on a fibre > broadband connection. Some of them have PSUs, but some don't. Can anyone > point me towards resources where I can learn about Power over

Re: [GLLUG] Possible mis-named file

2020-01-01 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 1 January 2020 16:18:59 GMT you wrote: > Hi Chris > > On Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 02:43:08PM +0000, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello, > > A RaspberryPi running spamassassin on the "raspbian" version of Debian was > > giving errors. > &g

[GLLUG] Possible mis-named file

2020-01-01 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, A RaspberryPi running spamassassin on the "raspbian" version of Debian was giving errors. FuzzyOcr.cf,real is looking for /usr/bin/gifinter but there is only a file /usr/bin/gifinto which appears to work if I simply move it to the other address. I have not yet found which is the correct

[GLLUG] Plusnet and BT

2020-05-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, I have been with Plusnet long enough to know that emails could be downloaded using pop3 from pop3.plus.net, but that failed recently. Their website now says that mail.plus.net should be used, but they had not provided the DNS for that name. They have now provided the same set of eight

Re: [GLLUG] Plusnet

2020-05-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:40:21 BST Tim Clarke via GLLUG wrote: > I have plusnet fibre 80-mbps and it works fine - although speed is > around 70mbps > I have a feeling 80 is rarely achieved unless right on top of the > cabinet! > > However, beware it comes with the phone line and their call

Re: [GLLUG] Internet Data Rate

2020-05-13 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:21:50 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote: > With so few people having / using POTS telephones these days, it is > really hard to explain to people that the quality of the line affected > the quality of the data. Most of the time when I turn up to fault-find a > xDSL

[GLLUG] Adding openvpn to an existing configuration

2020-05-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, I have used several versions of debian, and have found that there are several networking and DNS resolver packages that could be used by default but generally do not take over if another is already running, so I end up checking all unless I know which is the only default. Debian version

Re: [GLLUG] Adding openvpn to an existing configuration

2020-05-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Monday, 11 May 2020 11:07:55 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote: > > Openvpn should not be grabbing port 53 unless you are using a custom > > config for it. The default setup for openvpn is UDP 1194. Some people > > do use port 53 UDP for VPn because it allows you to tunnel through, > > but

[GLLUG] Internet Data Rate

2020-05-13 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello Frank, You could find that you get an improvement by using a replacement lower front panel VDSL filter for the incoming BT NTE5 termination box which will block the data from entering your internal telephone wiring. It will bypass the line filter in the standard box, which destroys the

Re: [GLLUG] Internet Data Rate

2020-05-13 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:45:39 BST Henrik Morsing via GLLUG wrote: > On 13-May-20 11:01 AM, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello Frank, > > You could find that you get an improvement by using a replacement lower > > front panel VDSL filter for the incoming BT NTE5

Re: [GLLUG] Internet Data Rate

2020-05-13 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:21:50 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote: > With so few people having / using POTS telephones these days, it is > really hard to explain to people that the quality of the line affected > the quality of the data. Most of the time when I turn up to fault-find a > xDSL

Re: [GLLUG] Systemd on Debian

2020-05-23 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 22 May 2020 19:56:33 BST Andy Smith via GLLUG wrote: > Hi, > > On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 04:57:15PM +0100, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Systemd attempts to rule the world of Debian Buster. > > The usual way to define your network in Debian is still ifupdown as

Re: [GLLUG] Systemd on Debian

2020-05-23 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:43:29 BST Andy Smith via GLLUG wrote: > Hello, > > On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:07:24AM +0100, James Courtier-Dutton via GLLUG wrote: > > On Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:07 Chris Bell via GLLUG, > > > > > > wrote: > > > I am trying to

[GLLUG] Systemd on Debian

2020-05-22 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, Systemd attempts to rule the world of Debian Buster. Many options are available to match individual requirements, although only a small number may be required. man systemd.network says __ [IPV6ADDRESSLABEL] SECTION OPTIONS

Re: [GLLUG] How worried should I be ...

2020-05-22 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 22 May 2020 16:37:57 BST Alain D D Williams via GLLUG wrote: > The message below was put to all login sessions this morning. I have never > seen this before. There is nothing more in /var/log/messages. > > The machine is 8 years old, always switched on, AMD 8150 Eight-Core > Processor.

Re: [GLLUG] request for IT security assistance

2020-10-24 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 23 October 2020 21:06:45 BST MJ via GLLUG wrote: > This is a request from private, non commercial, non legal human being. > I'd appreciate if some one lands me a hand. > > Much appreciated Perhaps you are moving from Microsoft and new to Linux? -- Chris Bell -- GLLUG mailing

Re: [GLLUG] Moving from a Paradox database on Microsoft to Linux

2020-07-30 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:09:24 BST Bernard Peek via GLLUG wrote: > That's a problem but it's manageable. If your data comes from multiple > tables you do need to understand the relationships between them. You also > need to understand the difference between tables and queries/views and the >

Re: [GLLUG] Moving from a Paradox database on Microsoft to Linux

2020-07-28 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:40:36 BST John Winters via GLLUG wrote: > On 28/07/2020 17:01, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello, > > I have been asked how best to transfer the data from a Paradox database to > > something suitable on Linux. Any information welcome. Thanks.

Re: [GLLUG] Moving from a Paradox database on Microsoft to Linux

2020-07-28 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Tuesday, 28 July 2020 17:31:47 BST Martin A. Brooks via GLLUG wrote: > On 2020-07-28 17:01, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello, > > I have been asked how best to transfer the data from a Paradox database > > to > > something suitable on Linux. Any information wel

[GLLUG] Moving from a Paradox database on Microsoft to Linux

2020-07-28 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, I have been asked how best to transfer the data from a Paradox database to something suitable on Linux. Any information welcome. Thanks. -- Chris Bell Website http://chrisbell.org.uk -- GLLUG mailing list GLLUG@mailman.lug.org.uk https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/gllug

[GLLUG] Openssl and certificates

2020-07-28 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, Openssl makes it easier to create my own CA and issue certificates for local boxes with specified uses such as WWW and EMAIL, but I am not clear on the best approaches for multiple domains and boxes. I have dedicated individual boxes to use as web server, email gateway, and email server,

[GLLUG] IP address problems.

2020-11-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, "Every interface can have multiple IPv6 addresses, while multiple interfaces can respond to a single IPv6 address." Unfortunately I find that boxes generally forget all but the last IPv6 address allocated remotely. I have multiple networks behind a firewall and want to allocate local

Re: [GLLUG] IP address problems.

2020-11-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Thursday, 12 November 2020 11:49:25 GMT John Winters via GLLUG wrote: > On 12/11/2020 11:44, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > [ about difficulties configuring persistent IPv6 addresses ] > > Hi Chris, > > I've found that I needed to use two different strategies d

Re: [GLLUG] How to repair an unallocated hard drive?

2021-01-01 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 1 January 2021 01:01:11 GMT Mark Preston via GLLUG wrote: > Hi all and I wish you all a happy New Year, > > I was trying to create a bootable persistent Linux Mint 20 USB stick > with EFI support from a linux mint20 .iso downloaded from the internet. > but something went wrong

Re: [GLLUG] How to repair an unallocated hard drive?

2021-01-01 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello Mark Knoppix appears to show sda as a 2TB disk partitioned using GPT which will install a GPT partition immediately after the space normally used by the DOS MBR to provide more space for information about multiple main partitions, not just the maximum of 4 physical partitions in the old

Re: [GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Thursday, 11 March 2021 15:22:11 GMT Andy Smith via GLLUG wrote: > Hi Chris, > > On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 03:14:42PM +0000, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > I am using Debian 10 Buster on various computers including RaspberryPi and > > find that I can manually add addresses

Re: [GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Thursday, 11 March 2021 15:22:11 GMT Andy Smith via GLLUG wrote: > Hi Chris, > > On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 03:14:42PM +0000, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > I am using Debian 10 Buster on various computers including RaspberryPi and > > find that I can manually add addresses

[GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, IPv6 is designed so that a single address can be allocated to multiple interfaces, for example in a round-robin, and a single interface can have multiple addresses. I am using Debian 10 Buster on various computers including RaspberryPi and find that I can manually add addresses to a

Re: [GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-11 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Thursday, 11 March 2021 15:22:35 GMT Martin A. Brooks via GLLUG wrote: > On 2021-03-11 15:14, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > IPv6 is designed so that a single address can be allocated to multiple > > interfaces, for example in a round-robin > > That's not a "

Re: [GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
> > In fact I want to be able to use the addresses as source addresses under > specific conditions, such as local or global use. This has been working for > some time, and RADVD is configured to specify which to use. Given a choice > of prefix the one chosen should automatically be the one which

Re: [GLLUG] Using IPv6 addresses with Debian

2021-03-12 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Friday, 12 March 2021 10:15:04 GMT John Winters via GLLUG wrote: > On 11/03/2021 15:14, Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > > Hello, > > IPv6 is designed so that a single address can be allocated to multiple > > interfaces, for example in a round-robin, and a single interface

Re: [GLLUG] How to repair an unallocated hard drive?

2021-04-10 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Saturday, 10 April 2021 12:54:01 BST Mark Preston via GLLUG wrote: > Regards, > > Mark Preston That looks like hard work! I am currently trying to work out how I am going to upgrade several old boxes to Debian 11 "Bullseye" which it seems should be released soon, most have space reserved,

Re: [GLLUG] SMS text scam warning

2021-04-26 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Monday, 26 April 2021 14:45:54 BST you wrote: > Hi, > > I received the classic post office scam sms message. > I forwarded it to 7726, and to be fair, the web site was taken down > fairly quickly. > > Kind Regards > > James > I woul hope that they were able to do rather more than just take

Re: [GLLUG] Networking standards

2021-04-27 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:41:17 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote: > Given that you can now get 10Gb/s over cable and 10GB switches off the > shelf reasonably affordable (at least affordable when compared to the > same in fibre), I think that the only reason at the moment to use fibre > is

[GLLUG] Networking standards

2021-04-27 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, Standard local networking rates have been faster than connections to the internet for many years, but fibre is slowly being laid around the UK so the internet is starting to catch up. I assume that sooner or later local networking will move on from Cat 5 or Cat 6 to all local fibre

Re: [GLLUG] Networking standards

2021-04-27 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
On Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:59:49 BST Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote: > On Tuesday, 27 April 2021 10:41:17 BST Marco van Beek via GLLUG wrote: > > Given that you can now get 10Gb/s over cable and 10GB switches off the > > shelf reasonably affordable (at least affordable when compared

[GLLUG] SMS text scam warning

2021-04-24 Thread Chris Bell via GLLUG
Hello, bbc.co.uk/news/technology have relayed a warning from GCHQ about huge numbers of messages sent to UK mobile phones claiming that there is a parcel on its way, please download the "app" to get tracking details. It is nothing to do with a parcel, the "app" is spyware aimed mainly at